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What type of music did you grow up with?

Asked by AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA (1502points) August 4th, 2008

“Oldies all the time, cool 95”. I grew up with Otis Reeding songs, Righteous Brothers, Temptations, Beach Boys, “Pretty Woman”. Just curious to who grew up to what.

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aisyna's avatar

My father was addicted to one song American Pie by Don Mclean that is what i remeber listening to when i was younger

EnzoX24's avatar

Pink Floyd ran rampant in my household, along with Led Zeppelin. My memory developed around the time grunge starting, so in my earliest memories I can remember Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

wilhel1812's avatar

Pretty much the stuff that was on the radio, and some classical stuff like mozart, bach etc. Now i’m more into Pink Floyd, Queen, Dream Theater, Metallica, Muse and so on.

Skyrail's avatar

I didn’t listen to the radio a great deal but the music my parents used to play included things like Dire Straits, Lighthouse Family, R.E.M. and Phil Collins (and Genesis) which was cool stuff and I like some of that stuff now. There was also all the chart topping stuff like Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Westlife etc. that came onto the radio day in, day out. I also listened to stuff (on the radio, stuff that I tended to like and pick up) Eurythmics, Madness, Eiffel 65, Scooter all of which I don’t mind listening to now. I also remember absolutely loving the popular club/techno songs that became popular (think PPK’s Resurection, ATB’s 9PM, Children by Robert Miles and Adagio for Strings by Tiesto) and they certainly do stick in my head and are a genre of music that I enjoy :)

PupnTaco's avatar

SoCal ‘70s pop/rock AM radio. Think America “Horse with No Name” and Charlie Rich “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”

Indy318's avatar

Sad to say, but I was part of the boy band generation- Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Hansens. I had two older sisters and guess what I woke up to every morning?

However, I highlight of my day was watching beautiful women in one-piece bathing suits trout down the California coast. The theme song to Baywatch, although not considered a classic to most, was on every little boys mind in the 90s.

Schenectandy's avatar

When I was really little, my parents always had the oldies station on; sometimes my dad would play a B.B. King LP. And then November thru December, my mom had a non-stop block of Christmas music (to put up decorations to- we finished that by Christmas Eve and then spent January taking them down again!).

buster's avatar

I remember dad playing an acoustic guitar and singing Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and Hank Williams Sr. songs to me when I was real little. I distinctly remember, “Peggy Sue,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Hey Good Lookin.”

I remember riding around as a young kid in the 80’s with my mom listening to Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, and Huey Lewis and the News.

Then I got into Bon Jovi. I thought he was hard back then.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Country. Lots and lots of country. Actually, I don’t think I was really aware of the existence of other genres until I hit middle school.

megalongcat's avatar

80’s synthpop.

I still know the lyrics to all of those damnable electronica songs. u_u

MacBean's avatar

Despite being born in 1984, I grew up with 1950s and 1960s country music. Then when I was in sixth grade (eleven or twelve years old) my parents stopped censoring me and let me listen to whatever I wanted and so I completely soaked up EVERYTHING. Now there isn’t a single genre that I don’t listen to and enjoy.

AstroChuck's avatar

I grew up listening to Dr. Don Rose on KFRC in San Francisco. This was always on radio in our school bus. I’ve always lived in Sacramento but it was an AM station, as most were back then, and the signal carried here fine. It was your typical top 40 R&R station.
At home my parents would play Tommy James, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Edie Gormé, etc. At school it was Three Dog Night, Rolling Stones, Queen, that kind of stuff. By the end of high school I was listening to a lot of ELO and early Alan Parsons.
So I pretty much like everything except Country, Metal, Modern R&B, and Chamber.

fabulous's avatar

All the great legends of country such as
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson
Merle Haggard
Dolly Parton
Hank Williams
Kris Kristoferson (sorry not sure how to spell his last name)

And also Bruse Springsteen

ladytmerie's avatar

My parents listened to Rod Stewart, Elton John, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Faces, Janis Ian, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald,Moody Blues and many many more that I could name for hours. Music was one of my fondest memories as a child!

SuperMouse's avatar

@Pup and Taco! The Mighty 690 out of Tijuana? KFI?!! Good times! I listened to those plus KMET (The Might Met). Up in Ventura County we had KGOE too.

My uncle was a child of the 60’s and he had a huge influence on my brothers who had a huge influence on me, so I grew up with The Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, CSN&Y, Jefferson Airplane, Yardbirds, you get the picture. From my parents I heard Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass!

whatthefluther's avatar

I grew up in Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s. My folks listened to quite a variety, from Broadway musicals to Frank Sinatra to Herb Alpert and the TJ Brass among many others. But I was hooked from the first listen to The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Animals, Zombies, Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jethro Tull, Guess Who, Mountain, Black Sabbath, Procul Harem, Boston, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Neil Young, David Bowie, Johnny ands Edgar Winter, Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, Queen, Deep Purple, Chicago, America, Neil Diamond, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Hendrix, Joplin, Peter Frampton, Elton John, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Loggins and Messina, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Santana, Stealers Wheel, Otis Redding, Supremes, Spirit, Cat Stevens, Supertramp, 10cc, Velvet Underground, and probably a hundred more, most consumed with at least a joint. Music was pretty fair back then. BTW…I’m listening to Benefit by Jethro Tull as I type. Damn, where did I put that roach clip?

SuperMouse's avatar

@Whatthefluther, Pup&Taco, TinyFaery, and any other So Cal Flutherers, remember Jim Ladd on KMET? Or Jeff Gonzer and Ace Young in the morning? Paraquat Kelly? I remember setting on my cassette recorder to tape 2112 off The Seventh Day on KLOS!

whatthefluther's avatar

@super….You bet! How about Benson, Dusty Rhodes, Dr. Demento, Flo & Eddie (of the Turtles)! Yeh, good stuff!

SuperMouse's avatar

“KMET rocks Southern California-a-a-a-a, KMET rocks Southern California yeah, do-do, do-do!”

Uncle Joe Benson, Dr. Demento, talk about a walk down memory lane!

seVen's avatar

all variety psychedelic rock, industrial, rave, heavy metal,roots reggae, grunge, drum and bass, noisecore, digitalhardcore, goa, gabber, ambient, intelligent dnb, cyberpunk, punk,jungle, rap,hiphop, blues,raggamuffin,techstep,neurofunk,darkstep,rotterdam hc, happy hc, goth, but ever since I been born again I

seVen's avatar

….(continued) just want to listen to and sing to praise and worship music/ gospel.

QUEER's avatar

My mom always played Marcy Playground, Sarah McLaughlin, and PJ Harvy. My favorite CD in 3rd grade was Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette. I remember playing it for a friend figuring she would enjoy it since we had similar music tastes (we both liked the Spice Girls.) I think I freaked her out a little that day.

marinelife's avatar

My parents had pretty eclectic musical tastes. We had tons of record collections my dad ordered. They liked big band music (Artie Shaw, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey), classical (DeBussy, Chopin), Folk.

Add to that the soundtrack of Warner Brothers cartoons. It was quite an education.

My first record was a Beatles 45 She Loves Me (with A Taste of Honey on the flip side).

I listened to KJR Seattle Channel 95 and Pat O’Day.

tinyfaery's avatar

My parents had very different tastes in music. My mom listened to Simon & Garfunkle, old Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, the Carpenters, etc. With my dad I listened to the Stones, The Doors, Queen, Roy Orbison, etc.

As I grew up I of course liked Michael Jackson & Madonna. But when I hit about 12 I discovered KROQ and I got into the Brits: Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smith, The RHCP, Echo and the
Bunnymen, Bad Relgion, etc.
The Smiths, The Cure, siouxsie

tinyfaery's avatar

my posting is messed up. Stupid iPhone.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

80’s music I remember,
Lionel Ritchie
Michael Jackson
Too early can’t think of anything else.

flameboi's avatar

Lots of late 80’s & early 90’s stuff my uncle used to play when he was a teenager, like poison, white lion, depeche mode, duran duran, tears for fears, bon jovi, metallica, cutting crew, yes, a-ha, the outfield, johnny hates jazz, nirvana, pearl jam, the cranberries, pet shop boys, colective soul, gin blossoms, Fleetwood Mac, Marc Morrison, then I became a big music fan and I started my cd collection :)

bridold's avatar

My mom used to listen to The Beatles, Billy Joel, Amy Grant and Beethoven all the time…. Weird combo, I know

Knotmyday's avatar

The Eagles, Greatest Hits 1971–1975. And Dr. Hook.

shrubbery's avatar

Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd, ABBA, Queen, The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat soundtrack, Juluka, Shakespeare Sisters, Boston, Alphaville, Jethro Tull, Supertramp, Dire Straits, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pet Shop Boys -from my parents. Then I guess Hansen, Spice Girls, Aqua and whatever was on the ‘So Fresh’ albums. I grew out of those ones pretty quickly though, luckily :) Oh and of course Elton John from all those Disney movies etc, and Elvis from my grandpop.

AstroChuck's avatar

@seVen- Since you’re born again does that mean you have two belly buttons?

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